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Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

By Miles Bowe / September 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend, the lineup featured bands from all over the spectrum: Weezer, Rise Against!, The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Wu-Tang Clan, and a whole lot more. We sent our photographer… More »


Inside Win Butler’s POP Vs. Jock III Celebrity Basketball Game And Afterparty

By Greg Bouchard / September 21, 2014 - 8:30 am
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Who says indie rockers can’t dominate on the basketball court? At yesterday’s POP vs. Jock basketball game, played for the third year in a row at the POP Montreal festival, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and a group of musicians including his bandmate and brother Will, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and Nikolai Fraiture of The Stroke… More »


XTC Albums From Worst To Best

By Robert Ham / September 15, 2014 - 3:03 pm
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Of all the bands that emerged from the British post-punk scene, XTC has been one of the hardest to pin down. You could peg them as an ’80s dinosaur whose most recognizable tracks pop up on cut-rate compilations of new wave or classic alternative rock. Or they could slot into an adult alternative playlist, to… More »


Check Out The Panda Bear Vs Grim Reaper Mixtape And Some Potential Album Covers

By Chris DeVille / September 12, 2014 - 5:23 pm
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We’ve long heard tell of a new Panda Bear album tentatively titled Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Now it’s looking like the actual title is Panda Bear Vs Grim Reaper — at least that’s what’s implied by PBVSGR, a new website where you can stream a new mixtape assembled by Noah Lennox himself. There… More »


Check Out The New Simpsons Figurines Of R.E.M., Elvis Costello, & Weird Al

By Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014 - 7:02 pm

For the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, the merchandising machine behind the show has been going all out with an FXX marathon, Hollywood Bowl concerts, cosmetics, and the release of collectible figures of various guest stars. Today The National Entertainment Collectibles Association and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced the fourth wave of these “25… More »


Photos: Boston Calling

By Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Nas, Spoon, the War On Drugs, and a lot more. Above you can find a gallery of performance shots and portraits by photographer Lui… More »


Photos: The New Pornographers @ Brill Building, NYC 9/4/14

By Miles Bowe / September 5, 2014 - 12:22 pm
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The New Pornographers are back with Brill Bruisers and last night they played a special performance in Manhattan’s iconic Brill Building, just a few blocks from where they rocked Letterman on Wednesday. View Wagz2it’s photos from the evening above and the setlist below. You can also check out our Annotated Media Guide with A.C. Newma… More »


Wilco @ LC Pavilion, Columbus 9/3/14

By Chris DeVille / September 4, 2014 - 4:32 pm
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“We haven’t played in about a year,” Jeff Tweedy smirked, “so you guys are getting us fresh.” It’s true; the concert Wednesday in Columbus was Wilco’s first of 2014, and at first it felt like a dusting off. They began with a batch of their oldest tunes — “Misunderstood,” “Forget The Flowers,” and “Passenger Side”… More »


Photos: Interpol @ Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NYC 9/2/14

By Miles Bowe / September 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Earlier this summer, Interpol announced their fifth album, El Pintor, and began dropping singles including the opener “All The Rage Back Home” and “Ancient Ways.” They sounded like the Interpol we’ve always known preceding an album that stuck to what they’ve always done, something Chris examined in depth in his recent review. Last night the… More »


Made In America Philadelphia In Words & Photos

By Ryan Leas / September 2, 2014 - 3:47 pm
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Made In America has always struck me as an odd festival. In these still early years for the event, it’s a somewhat small entity. Two days as opposed to others’ four or five, or others’ double weekends; four stages in somewhat close quarters on a shut-down Benjamin Franklin Parkway; a lineup of a size where,… More »


Stream Esben And The Witch A New Nature (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / September 2, 2014 - 10:11 am

Brighton trio Esben And The Witch long ago mastered the art of building up their songs from a brooding crawl to a brutal onslaught of sonic violence — or starting with the violence and scaling back to its eerie aftermath. In doing so, they’ve always lived up to their name. Whatever its true lineage –… More »


AC/DC Albums From Worst To Best

By Phil Freeman / August 27, 2014 - 11:13 am
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In the single greatest book ever written about rock music, 1991’s Rock And The Pop Narcotic, Joe Carducci described AC/DC thusly: “They kind of took the lumpen stomp of Slade and sort of added the blues croak of early Savoy Brown (Chris Youlden) and came up with a raw, narrowly focused, grittily compacted hard rock… More »


Stereogum’s 9 Favorite Sets From FYF Fest 2014

By Miles Bowe / August 25, 2014 - 2:32 pm
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Los Angeles’ FYF Fest was one of the more stylistically diverse festivals of the year. Its lineup blended major headliners (Phoenix, the Strokes, HAIM) with some of the best electronic musicians in the world (Flying Lotus, Todd Terje, Four Tet), and managed to throw in some choice heavier stuff (Boris, Deafheaven), hip-hop (Earl Sweatshirt, Ru… More »


The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

By Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014 - 11:07 am
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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé’s show-stopping finale, Charli XCX’s killer run through “Boom Clap” on the pre-show, and Sam Smith’s impressive take on “Stay With Me” (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video Of… More »


Jailed Meth Offender Convinces Cops He’s Scott Weiland For A Whole Month

By Scott Lapatine / August 21, 2014 - 7:28 pm
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TMZ reports that Scott Weiland has been in jail for the last month, charged with burglary and felony possession of a controlled substance. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer made the mistake of trying to shoplift razors from a Beverly Hills Rite Aid:… More »


Report & Photos From Ceremonia 2014

By T. Cole Rachel / August 21, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Staged in Toluca, nearly an hour outside Mexico City, the Ceremonia festival takes over the grounds of an enormous go-cart track, which not only provides a fairly panoramic mountaintop view but goes a long way toward making you feel like you are exactly in the middle of nowhere. This is the only festival I’ve ever… More »


Photos: Woodsist Festival Pioneertown 2014

By Miles Bowe / August 18, 2014 - 1:20 pm
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This past weekend brought the Pioneertown edition of the Woodsist Festival, now in its second year. The label delivered several bands to the Southern California desert location, including Foxygen, Cass McCombs, the Fresh And Onlys, Peaking Lights, and (of course) Woods. We sent photographer Jasper Bernbaum to capture the event, and you can take a… More »


Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

By Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival’s 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer ClintMore »


Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

By Stereogum / August 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

At this year’s Outside Lands, Stereogum teamed with Toyota to present performances at the Soundwave tent. Throughout the weekend there were intimate jams, DJ sets, and Q&As from artists like Christopher Owens, Tycho, Phosphorescent, Big Freedia, Courtney Barnett, and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. See our photographer Wilson Lee’s live photos above and check out… More »


Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

By Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm
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Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands — terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it’s become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »


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